As part of our assembly item, Ryan presented his prepared speech. There's no doubt about it, he brought the house down! A magnificent public speaker. Well done, Ryan!
Part of Room 10's assembly item. With thanks to Taylor Swift.
Room 10's assembly item, Shake It Off. With thanks to Taylor Swift.
Due date: Friday 4th December 2015 (Week 9)
Design or make something which you can showcase to your classmates, teachers, parents and other students at PKPS.
The Only Requirements
On Monday December 7 (Week 10), in the morning session from 9am until 10am we will invite classes to visit Rooms 9 & 10. You will set up a station in the classroom and visitors will be able to watch, listen, look at or interact with your showcase item. You must be at your station to talk with visitors about your project.
Parents are invited to attend the showcase and view the all of the students own creations. This will be amazing! We can’t wait to see what you make! Have fun!
- Mr Burke and Mrs Riddiford
Read this piece of writing from Harry and leave a comment, which we can show him in class, to encourage him to continue to explore his creativity through writing.
It wasn't the best start to the week the fact this happened was both annoyingly beyond belief yet surreal at the same time. It was strange to say the least. It all started when I got to school, I just blacked out and woke up in some place. I'm not sure how to describe it.
It was distorted in the strangest of ways. Winding corridors with no end, and shadows of seemingly random people. The key word is shadow, they were coming from nowhere. Naturally I wanted to leave and soon.
Outside the windows, through some doors was an empty void.
I woke in what I think was my class. After some exploring (mainly seeing the stuff I already described) I found a notebook. I opened it on the last page (don't know why) there was one word: run.
The shadows, they rose from the ground. I turned back a few pages (I have no clue what I was thinking) and it said: this place is no realm, no hell. It's in between realms. It's alive.
The shadows were all around me then I blacked out.
Ending recording. Bring in the next subject.
Please find attached information sent home this week for the Stage 3 prepared speech for this term.
Prepared Speech Term 4
This year, students in Room 10 have been using Google Apps For Education (GAFE) to create, store and share projects and documents on their iPads. Today, our students were giving the re-configured computers in the lab a whirl, learning how to access GAFE and will be assisting other classes in using our new system of creating, storing and sharing work.
Students can access GAFE from home. We have created this page for families to bookmark (which includes a link to GAFE):
Room 10 students have been creating group projects on Italy for the Country Women's Association. All of the finished products will be on display soon but check out photos of the students working hard.
Recently, the Students of Room 10 created a joint text arguing that animals should not be kept in zoos. The students jointly wrote the text as a class, suggesting sentences and following a draft, edited the text together. The following is their joint text...
NO MORE ZOOS
Animals are being tragically stolen from their natural habitat. It is pathetic and devastating that this is happening in the 21st century. It is vital that we do everything we can to prevent this from happening from now on.
Firstly, it is absolutely vital that animals have more freedom than is possible in captivity. No matter how brilliant a zoo is, it is still forcing depressing and unnatural limitations for them to live in. As a result, animals are living a life in a zoo that is not as fulfilling, rich or enjoyable as it would be, free, in the wild.
Secondly, it is also extremely important that animals live in the wild in herds with their own kind. In a zoo, it is rare that animals can live in a large safe and happy group of their own kind. By being removed from the herd, animals never get the chance to learn natural behaviours such as hunting when they are cooped up in small enclosures.
Finally, when in the wild animals are free to move over large areas and to different places. When they are restrained in captivity at the zoo, they are unable to do this because it simply isn’t possible for a zoo be big enough. This means that animals in zoos can’t roam freely as nature intended, they are denied their natural need for space and exploring.
In conclusion, animals are being treated cruelly by being kept in tiny, cramped and lonely enclosures at zoos. This is a horrifying situation which can be easily avoided. The time has well and truly come for animals to live freely, not in small cruel enclosures in zoos.
By Room 10, 2015